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ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 11:00am PDT
jose. you've got samsung right there, you've got cisco there. people telling us this has got to change. >> i would hope pg&e would do the inspections and take care of what is necessary, that is needed. >> that was the consensus of those we spoke to at north first street, an intersection very busy during the day. word from pg&e that the natural gas pipeline that runs underneath the street here is on the top priority list for repairs under another section of pipe near the milpitas border. >> that's the beginning of the process. makes you want to know where are they precisely, what condition are they in? what can we do to help? what can pg&e do? can they do it faster? >> pg&e wanted to make what mayor reed describes as a courtesy call before it turns over the entire list of pipelines later today we know there are two sites in milpitas, one in livermore, one in south san francisco and one in fremont. but it's the one at first that has one man doing his best to stay calm. >> i'm trying to not be too paranoid about it but it makes me reconsider coming in and just working from home downtown i
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am PDT
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am PDT
traffic report. >> it is 6 a.m. on this thursday morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. kristen is off today. police think they may have zeroed in on a motive on a three-city killing spree that claimed at least four lives and the prime suspect in the case was killed himself tuesday night in the a shoot without with police. officers are also still looking for another potential victim. terry mcsweeney is live in hercules. and, terry, when you add in explosives to this mixture, you have quite a tangle. >> yeah, you really do. police are trying to figure out how it all fits together. they think they've got a motive for two of the killings but as far as the bodies in vallejo and the explosives, that investigation is wide open. take a look at the two people at the heart of the matter. 38-year-old valdamro, 46-year-old cindy tran. police say she had dumped him a few weeks ago and police say tuesday night he strangled her during a high-speed chase. she says she was on the phone at the time before she was strangled saying she had been kidnapped. she was killed there. they
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
that fog out there. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. california voters have a clearer picture today of their two main choices for governor. last night democratic jerry brown and republican meg whitman drew a sharp contrast in their first of three debates. >> even though their styles are different, the two actually have several things in common. candidate jerry brown and meg whitman went into their debate in a virtual tie and came out virtually the same way. the polls have yet to be released. on the issues they also agree. both would protect colleges and universities from higher fees. both would enforce the death penalty. the debate lasted just under an hour at u.c. davis. the first question was how they would fix california's dysfunctional budget. >> first of all you gotta live within your means. i mean, they started spending money, we had a boom and wall street was going and dot-com and all that, then it collapses. well, you gotta reset. reset 15%, 18%. i authorized by my legal opinion an 18% reduction in the governor's salary, the legislators' salary and my
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am PDT
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
. theresa garcia is on the scene and will be joining us live with more on this breaking story in just a few minutes. we're also following developing news in san francisco where right now an intersection is closed as police investigate a nasty early morning accident that sent four people to the hospital. this happened at the intersection of chestnut. two cars collided and look at that, one of them flipped. all four people taken to the hospital are said to have serious injuries. no word on when that intersection will be open. frances will be keeping an eye on that. >> the latest on the deadly gas line explosion in san bruno. this morning officials plan to warn homeowners about fraudulent contractors who may try to scam those looking to rebuild. the city is putting a price tag so far on last week's disaster. private property sustained more than $31 million in damage. that includes 37 homes which were destroyed and another 19 which need major repairs. the disaster caused more than $6.5 million to public property including streets and sidewalks. the national transportation safety board expects t
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am PDT
coming up. >> definitely not your typical commute there! >> no. >> thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. there's a new twist into the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire. it appears that pg&e was raising concerns about this specific pipe eroding just days before the explosion. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is live with more. >> the chronicle reporting that the exact pipe that blew up out here last thursday starting that inferno came to pg&e's attention actually last year. now, according to the article, four pipes were corroding here in the bay area at gas transmission lines all tied to the milpitas control station and they were seeing compressor oil inside these pipes causing the corrosion. according to the article, pg&e says they stopped the liquid. haven't seen any since last november. another controversy has to do with the mess left behind. county officials want all the debris gone by october 15th, the beginning of the rainy season. the material has been tested, says the county. it's not contaminated by the air quality management district says otherwise,
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am PDT
.m.. as mike said, the first day of astronomical fall. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. developing news in downtown orinda where commuters can expect a few delays maybe this morning as pg&e tries to cap a gas leak. a construction crew hit a gas main around 11:30 last night near camino pablo. about a dozen homes were evacuated but all residents have now been allowed to return to their homes. city officials say the leak is near the on-ramp to eastbound 24 but say a detour has been put in place. this is the third significant gas leak reported in the last 24 hours in the bay area. yesterday morning crews dealt with a gas leak on the cal state east bay campus in hayward and last night a small leak forced the closure of el camino real in millbrae for two hours. >> bulldozers head out to the san bruno neighborhood devastated by natural gas and fire. the goal is remove demolished homes. >> the cleanup crews will come in at 8:00 this morning to clear out this debris. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred ca
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am PDT
the oil began to leak. the u.s. coast guard says it will resume its search later this morning for a woman that placed a may day call in the waters off the coast of tiburon. they conducted searches from the richmond san rafael bridge and to angel island but failed to locate the caller. officials also broadcast alerts to marine traffic in the area. >> it's now 5:05. investigators will resume their search for a fifth day this morning looking for a body that may have been dumbed at a pittsburgh landfill. they're focussed on a one-acre stretching hoping to find clues that led to the whereabouts of frederick salas. he may be the fifth victim in the string of murders all at the hands of valdemoro. police say so far the tedious search has yielded just one clue and it's not much. >> the only thing they have found is a piece of letterhead that had a hercules dress but it's not related to this case. >> investigators are searching in the right area where trash from hercules was dumped. possibly the same trash from the business park where valued marrow once worked and where the car he had was abandone
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am PDT
.m. >>> meg whitman has now spent more of her own money on her campaign than any politician in u.s. history. the former head of san jose- based ebay just contributed another $15 million to her run for governor of california. the running total of her personal donations, $119 million. that is more than the previous record set by new york city mayor michael bloomberg. >>> the california teachers association has made changes to a television ad criticizing whitman. >> whitman says we should cutted another $7 billion from our schools, teacher layoffs 100,000 more, 33% larger class size. >> that's a clip from the original ad. campaign attorney warned tv stations they could be held liable for slanderous or libelous statements if they keep running it. cbs 5 and some other stations stopped airing that spot. >> i have never said anything like that. in fact, my third priority is education. >> have meg tell us where she is going to get the money from, that's all we're asking. teachers want to know. >> but the ad says "meg says she is going to take $7 billion from education." >> yeah. >> she doesn't say
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am PDT
on this thursday. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. the best known name in toddler toys is announcing a mastiff recall including everything from tricycles to high chairs. jenelle joins us with more. >> eric, if you have a child five years old, you probably have some fisher price product in your home. just the past hour the company announced this massive recall, 10 million products. the recall includes nearly 1 million fisher price high chairs with pegs on the back legs for tray storage. toddlers have cut themselves on the pegs. seven of them needed stitches. also recalled, 7 million tricycles including hot wheels, barbie free spirit and tough tyke. ten children have flipped and hurt themselves. >> things that protrude from a toy which children can fall and hurt themselves need to be removed from toys so that they don't pose a hazard. >> also recalled small inflatable balls found on play gyms and little people cars because the wheels can detack and pose a choking hazard. for those toys, they will need to be replaced. you can contact fisher price at 1-800-432-5427. kristen
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am PDT
to reveal that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer, gloria allred, alleges that whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the feds questioning diaz's social security number and that whitman told diaz to check on it but never followed up. here's whitman's take on the day this summer she says she learned that diaz was undocumented. >> we were stunned. just amazed and said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you know. that's our legal obligation as an employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason we made a decision to come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused her housekeeper. diaz says she was hired to work 15 hours a week for $2 3 an hour but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to new court proceedings if diaz decides
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am PDT
francisco. low 50s napa and novato. 48 santa rosa and half moon bay. the rest of us low to mid-60s. you step outside you may notice it's cooler than yesterday by 2 degrees in san francisco, 9 oakland, 15 fremont, 16 los gatos and 10 in antioch and 7 in san jose. so this afternoon look at these temperatures. more green on the map from hoof at 62, san francisco 66. upper 70s to low 80s through the rest of the bay shore up to the north bay valleys with mid-80s in the south bay. a little toasty in the east bay valleys. monterey bay, 64 with low to mid-70s everybody else and mid to upper 80s inland. accu-weather seven-day forecast, keep the cooling trend going. won't be as dramatic as today. will be on sunday. monday cooler than average and breezy and warmer weather like today's returns tuesday and wednesday. frances is following two major accidents. >> mike, sky 7 hd live over one of the crashes in vallejo. this is westbound 37 approaching highway 29. around 3:45 this morning, a big rig dropped a load of wire cables. another big rig crashed into it, possibly up to four cars involved or saying fo
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 4:30am PDT
filed claims for pg&e gift cards worth $2,000. police say he obtained one using his real name and another using an alias. he also got 11 hotel stays and a rental car. >> this morning the oakland police union is going public about its disagreement with the city about rehiring some of the 80 officers laid off in july. the oakland tribune reports more than 14 officers have retired or quit the police force since july. the department now has 682 officers. that's the fewest in 16 years. the police union says the city's budget has money for 696 officers but officials have refused to let the department hire anyone. the city administrator says it doesn't make sense to bring back the officers for a few months when it's likely they'll be laid off again on january 1st if a new parcel tax isn't approved in the november election. >> school board officials in alameda are allowing the community a chance to give opinions about a chance to close and consolidate nine schools over the next two years. the alameda unified school district is considering a consolidation proposal to create megaschools
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am PDT
for it. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. a fourth spare the air day and officials asking us to conserve today, all because of a forecast that will sizzle near the triple digit mark. >> i think we'll see record highs and feel record high temperatures once again today but what i want to start off with is talking about how poor the air quality could be in the east bay and also towards the south bay, particularly the east bay valleys and the santa clara valley. that's where we'll have unhealth amounts of ozone for those most susceptible, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. santa rosa, fairfield, concord and around the bay, low 90s oakland to upper 90s around palo alto. we'll also have extreme heat around the monterey bay, especially as you head inland towards morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. but still 98 watsonville. should be the last one. >> all right, mike. we'll check in for more information in a few minutes. this morning oakland police are searching for a gunman that opened fire on a home wounding a six-year-old girl. theresa garcia is live at the scene in oa
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